A Konami PR Person Just Got a Metal Gear Solid V Award Instead of Hideo Kojima

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Tonight in Tokyo, Sony held its annual PlayStation Awards ceremony. Some of gaming’s most famous game developers gathered on stage to get awards for their games. Hideo Kojima did not.

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Maybe he was on vacation? Or maybe he’s attending The Game Awards in Los Angeles? Who knows.

According to Yahoo! News Japan and Game Watch Impress, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won two awards: the User’s Choice Award and the Platinum Prize. In the past, Hideo Kojima has been a regular at the PlayStation Awards when his games have won.

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Illustration for article titled A Konami PR Person Just Got a iMetal Gear Solid V/i Award Instead of Hideo Kojima

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Hell, he was there last year when Ground Zeroes won. But this year...

Illustration for article titled A Konami PR Person Just Got a iMetal Gear Solid V/i Award Instead of Hideo Kojima

[Photo: Game Watch Impress]

While luminaries like Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii stood watching, the head of Konami PR took to the stage to receive the awards for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

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Illustration for article titled A Konami PR Person Just Got a iMetal Gear Solid V/i Award Instead of Hideo Kojima

[Photo: Game Watch Impress]

Yet another entry in the seemingly endless, bizarre saga over at Konami.

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DISCUSSION

Well, being head of PR at Konami has probably been a nightmare of a job recently, so I guess she deserves some recognition for not going insane yet.